AT&T-owned DirecTV March 21 announced it has added Fox News Media’s subscription streaming video service, Fox Nation, across the satellite TV distributor’s platforms.
Conservative-leaning Fox Nation will now be available on DirecTV as a premium add-on, which began yesterday with plans to expand availability to DirecTV Stream this summer. Additionally, Fox Weather, the free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) weather service, is scheduled to debut on DirecTV Stream beginning March 29.
“We want to empower our customers with more capabilities in how they choose to watch the content they care about most,” Rob Thun, chief content Officer at DirecTV, said in a statement.
The move comes after DirecTV dropped One America News Network (OANN), which critics contend has streamed conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 election.
DirecTV subscribers can add Fox Nation for $5.99 per month, which includes a 60-day free trial. Featuring nearly 5,000 hours of original content, Fox Nation’s range of programming includes original series (“Tucker Carlson Today,” “Tucker Carlson Originals,” “COPS,” “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace,” and “What Made America Great with Brian Kilmeade”) and curated programming featuring original and acquired content (the upcoming “Yellowstone One-Fifty” hosted by Kevin Costner, “Grateful Nation,” “Keep the Faith,” “Clint Eastwood: American Outlaw,” “Fox Justice,” “All American Christmas”). Additionally, subscribers will have access to Fox News Channel’s primetime shows on demand the next day with “Fox News Primetime All the Time,” as well as signature opinion programming such as “The Dan Bongino Show.”
Additionally, DirecTV Stream, plans to add Fox Weather beginning March 29 before Fox Nation joins its lineup in the coming months. Fox Weather launched in October 2021 with a team of more than 120 meteorologists. The service features a comprehensive suite of weather products with local, regional, and national reporting, in addition to live programming.
Utilizing multiple radar systems, including an immersive mobile 3D radar, Fox Weather offers viewers an innovative approach to forecasting, including coverage surrounding all weather patterns, from immediate to long-term.